Statue of Saint Remaclus, Saint Sebastian's church in Stavelot.
late 6th or early 7th century|
Duchy of Aquitaine
between 671 and 676|
Stavelot, Imp Abb Stavelot-Malmedy (now Belgium)
Eastern Orthodox Church|
Roman Catholic Church
|Major shrine||Stavelot Abbey|
|Attributes||Generally accompanied by a wolf|
Saint Remaclus (Remaculus, Remacle, Rimagilus; died 673) was a Benedictine missionary bishop. He grew up at the Aquitanian ducal court and studied under Sulpitius the Pious, bishop of Bourges. Remaclus became a monk in 625 and was then ordained a priest. He was the first to head the monastery of Solignac after being appointed by Saint Eligius.
He was appointed missionary bishop of Maastricht in 652 and served until 663. Inhabitants of this troubled diocese had murdered some of his predecessors. However, Remaclus successfully spread monasticism in the region. He worked with Saint Hadelin. He served as the spiritual teacher to Saint Trudo, Saint Babolen, Saint Theodard of Maastricht, and Saint Lambert.
He subsequently retired to the abbey of Stavelot, where he died. His shrine is situated there. His feast day is September 3.
- Catholic Online: St. Remaclus
- Patron Saints: Remaclus
- Remaclus in Butler's Lives of the Saints: September, Alban Butler, Burns & Oates Ltd (2000), ISBN 978-0-86012-258-6
- (in German) Remaclus in Ökumenisches Heiligenlexikon
- (in German) Remaclus at the German Wikipedia
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